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Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Passion for Markers - Things with Wings

Today's card is for our new challenge at Passion for Markers - Things With Wings is the challenge theme and we're being sponsored by the lovely Colour of Love who's image this is - Wild Gypsy Roses.

Now, your image could be a bird or butterfly or even a unicorn or a plane -  anything with wings.  But I wanted to use this gorgeous image so I've simply added a couple of Dragonfly die cuts - as long as there is something winged on your make - I've also used a feather die from Marianne Designs which is technically part of a wing!!  😅  My list of Marianne products is below - of course, I've coloured her with Copics and the papers are Magnolia Grove from Kaisercraft.

Marianne Products Used

Dragonfly dies - CR1582
Leaf Frond dies - LR0769
Feather die - CR1412
Arrow Word Die - COL1458

You can check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here at PFM HQ then I hope you will be inspired to come and join in the challenge.  You could be the lucky winner of  three digi images from Colour of Love !

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 14 August 2022

A little Christmas card to cool you down!

I did enjoy making this frosty Christmas card using the latest products in my DT pack from Marianne Designs.  I do love these cute gnomes and as the new release come with dies to match, it is so easy to make a fabulous little scene.  I also love the DL trees- I've used them in their full glory but of course they can be trimmed down to fit any size card!

I've listed below all the Marianne goodies, new and old, that I've used and you can also see further details of my make on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.

Lantern Gnome – CS1106 - NEW!
House Die Set – LR0771 - NEW!
DL Tree Dies – LR0772 - NEW!
Dl Frame – CR1537
Swedish Winter Papers – PK9159
Happy Holidays Sentiment – CS1009
Tag Die – CR1510

I think I'm a bit behind with making my Xmas cards this year, so you may well see some more gnome home makes from me!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Dies and/or Punches - new challenge at Passion for Markers

Love the theme of our new challenge at Passion for Markers - use your dies and/punches - right up my street.  I've used some fab Marianne dies, including these flower dies that I've not used in a while.  And, my favourite DL dies for the mats - details below.  

Marianne Products Used

Flowers - CR1430
DL Stitched Frames - CR1537
Stitched Wavy Border Dies - CR1361

The image is a  Wonky Tonk Girl from Tracey Easson - and the little flowers are from the same stamp set - Day Dreamer- the range can be found here at Which Craft.  The papers are Introspection from Basic Grey.

My teamies have made some fabulous cards with images from our sponsors this week, All Dressed Up, so check them out here.

All Dressed Up are offering the lucky winner two digi images of their choice from the store.  Please remember to use your markers AND tell us which ones you've used- it's such a shame to find that a beautifully made card either hasn't used markers or not told us which ones they've used.

Hope you enjoy the challenge.


Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Passion for Markers Something Beginning with B

Hello there.

I'm a little behind as usual, sharing my card for our Something Beginning with B challenge at Passion for Markers that started yesterday - I've gone with Blue, Blooms and Butterflies for my B choices!!  I love this type of theme, thank you Lorraine!

I've  gone with flowers again for my image -  these gorgeous Dahlias are from a Marianne Stamp and Die set- something else I love,  Anyway, full list of Marianne products used below.

Marianne Products Used

Scalloped Squares Die set- LR0767 - NEW!
Summer Vibes Papers  - PK9179 - NEW!
Small Lace Circle/Tag Die Set - LR0764
Dahlia Stamp and Die Set - TC0892
Butterfly from Dragon Stamp and Die Set - TC0879

Our sponsors for this week's challenge are the fabulous Dies to Die For - they have such a great product range with lots from the American companies that can sometimes be tricky to get if you're here in the UK.

They are offering the very lucky winner a £15 voucher to spenc in the store - what a great prize!! So get your markers out - don't forget you must use a Marker pen of some make or type and you must state what you have used, particularly to be in with a chance of winning this fab prize!!

Happy colouring.


Monday, 11 July 2022

Marianne Designs Xmas Peekaboo Stamps

A cute little Christmas card using the cute little Peekaboo Stamps from Marianne Designs, along with the gorgeous new berry and branch dies.  Details below and more info on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.

Peekaboo Stamps- CS1103 - NEW!
Doily edge frame Die – LR0764 NEW!
Berry Branches – LR0769 NEW!
Sparkling Snow Papers – PB7072
Text Banner Die – COL1507
Christmas Sentiment Stamps – CS0890

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Engagement card - fairly clean and simple!

Today's card is to celebrate the engagement of my nephew Lucas and his now fiancee Rachael.  I was a bit slow in getting round to making it but it then served to double up as a new home card too!  😊

I've used  this new Clover Die from Marianne Designs as I thought the leaves looked like hearts so I cut it out in white card and then layered the red leaves on top - the sentiments then tied it all together!  Details of all Marianne products used below.

Clover/Ladybird Die Set - LR0745 - NEW!
Distress Slimline Rectangle Die set - CR1569
Heart Embossing folder - DF3432
Tag Die - CR1353
Congratulations Handwritten Sentiment set - CS1052
Wedding Sentiment - CS0999

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

We're playing Bingo at Passion for Markers

Our lovely Lisa has given us a bingo board Challenge at Passion for Markers this week. 

I do love a bingo board, thanks Lisa!  I went straight down the middle ( can you tell I'm watching the tennis!) and chose Die Cuts, Image and Sentiment.

I also chose this pretty design paper from Bo Bunny - Garden Girl - from which I picked my colour scheme.

The image is a stamp from Marianne Designs which comes with the border stamp too - love it!  The large pot and cactii dies are also new from Marianne this month - details below.

Cactus Die set - COL1511 - NEW!
Small pot/Leaf dies - CR1542
Daisy Stamp- MZ1903 

The sentiment seemed perfect for the bright colours and is an oldish PTI set.

We have a great sponsor this week - Pattie's Creations - who are offering the lucky winner three digi stamps of their choice.

Check out the fab makes of my teamies here for some more inspiration, then come and join in challenge - it could be you shouting HOUSE!! 😃


Sunday, 26 June 2022

Message in a Bottle - Marianne Designs new products

Marianne Designs have some fabulous new nautical products available this month - I love the Message/Ship in a bottle stamp and die set  so I made this quick card and paired it up with some older products to create this scene.  There's a list of products  below and your can see a walk through on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.

Stamp and Die Set- Bottle/Ship – TC0896
Sand Dune Background Stamp – CS0969
Birds – LR0596
Grass Clumps – LR0663
Tag – LR0764
Sentiment – Beach – CS1007

Thanks for popping in!


Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Celebrations theme at Passion for Markers

I was just about to say good morning and then realised that the morning has sailed past! So good afternoon all!  Today's card is for our latest challenge at Passion for Markers and I'm in the hostess seat where I've chosen a theme of Celebrations - great right?  Covers all sorts of occasions.
And as our sponsor is The Paper Shelter, the team have been able to use their images to inspire you this week.

I've used Queen Bee - isn't she gorgeous - she could be yours as The Paper Shelter are offering three digi images to the lucky winner!

There's a couple of Marianne dies in there too - deets below:

Hexagon dies - CR1444
Daisy Flower Die - CR1529

Check out the stunning makes of my teamies here on the Passion for Markers Challenge Blog then come and join in our challenge.


Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Birthday celebrations at Passion for Markers challenge blogspot

Hello there - today's card is for our new Birthday themed Challenge at Passion for Markers, as set by our lovely Sue - who is celebrating her birthday today so very appropriate - Happy Birthday Sue.
I love this froggy image from Lavinia Stamps and I was determined to fit our theme with the sentiment - luckily I had this one in my stash!

Lots of inky fingers and colouring - otherwise kept it fairly simple.

Our generous sponsor this week is Di’s Digi Stamps and they are offering one lucky winner a $6.00 voucher to spend in their online store. 

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 3 June 2022

Marianne - New Foliage stamp

I'm struggling with my mojo a little at the minute and so was pleased to make this card with a new foliage stamp from Marianne Designs.  I started with Circle stencil from Marianne, smooshed some colour over it and then used one of their tree dies  for a little more depth, It's very faint but there.  I then stamped the tree in  Rainforest ink from Versa Clair.  I finally cut a few foliage type dies using Marianne Wildflower dies and added a a little tag and sentiment - full list of products below.

Circles and Hearts mask stencil - PS8115
Tree Stencil - PS8100
Foliage Stamp - TC0900 - NEW!
Foliage Dies - CR1516
Banners Tag - CS1058
Sentiment - Wishes set - CS1079

It did spark a little something in me, so hope to have some more makes to show you soon!


Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Passion for Markers Anniversary Challenge - Spots and Stripes

Wow, can you believe that the Passion for Markers challenge has been running for Thirteen years now!  Incredible - and that our Denise and Gina have both worked so hard to keep it relevant and enjoyable!!  As many of you may know we always have a special challenge to mark the anniversary each year, where both of the design teams come together and our amazing sponsors provide some fantastic prizes all in one week - list below!!

Dies to Die For are offering a £20.00 voucher


Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 3 digi images


Leann’s World 101 are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images


All Dressed Up stamps are offering 2 digi images


Uniko Stamps are offering 1 stamp set (which must be in stock)


Di’s Digi Stamps are offering a $6.00 voucher


Polkadoodles are offering 3 digi images


Colour of Love digis are offering 3 digi images


Sheepski Designs are offering 3 digi images

Isn't that some list!!

For my card, I've used one of the Wonky Tonk girls designed by Tracey Easson which are available through Whichcraft here. Such beautiful images!!
I've used the gorgeous distressed DL die from Marianne Designs to frame her - CR1569 - one of my favourites.  The sentiment is from Woodware and then I broke out the flowers which I haven't done in an age!!

Thanks for getting this far!  I'll look forward to visiting you and seeing your fab spotty/stripy makes for our challenge this week - just remember to use your markers and say which ones in your post!


Saturday, 21 May 2022

New Paint and Stationary Products at Marianne Designs - Spring Flowers

Over on the Marianne Inspiration Blog here  they're spotlighting the May release of Paint and Stationary products.  I've used the Paint and Ink blotches, blobs and paint strokes to create a border of flowers and I actually love the result!  I think the loose style of the stamps mimic flower heads perfectly as do the paint stroke stamps, flower stems.  I could even have used some of the stamps as leaves.  It's a really simple design but quite effective.  I've teamed the image up with a simple sentiment and a one of the pretty DLdie borders, details below.

Marianne Products Used.

Paint and Ink Stamps: CS1095
Hello Spring Sentiment: CS1044
DL Frame: CR1538

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Passion for Markers Pearls and Gems Challenge

Today's challenge  at Passion for Markers has a fab theme of Pearls and/or Gems - I've used both!
I've used this stunning Sheepski Image - Noora - isn't she a beaut!

The papers are a mix of Maya Road and some DCWV ones that I've had an age.  And the flourishes are some really old ones that I no longer have the packaging for so can't remember who by!

The teeny, tiny crystals that I've dotted around the image are by Marianne - a beautiful soft, silvery-grey colour!

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Stampers Delights and they're offering the lucky winner 3 digital images of their choice!

Check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here and then come and join in our challenge - I'll look forward to visiting!


Saturday, 7 May 2022

Marianne Designs new May release

Morning folks, today I'm sharing my DT card for Marianne Designs, showcasing their stunning new art inspired dies and stamps release this month!  I had great fun creating the splodgy background with the Paint and Ink stamps!  I then spent ages matching up my paint tubes with the inks I have, then proceeded to cover most of the paint blobs up - never mind!  I also had a centre circle cut out but decided to use the art palette as a sentiment base so covered that up too - and it's a little wonky but hey!!

You can find a full walk-through on the Marianne Inspiration blog here, along with some fab makes from the other Marianne Design Team members!!  And the details of the products I used are below.

Art Palette/Paint Dies – LR0760
Paint and Ink Stamps – CS1095
Craft Dates Sentiments – EC0167

Happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Passion for Markers Flowers

We have the best challenge starting today at Passion for Markers - Flowers - lovely theme as chosen by our lovely Marie!

I have to confess that I have had this Imagination Crafts Pansy stamp in my stash for years - and this is the first time out of the packet!  I love it though so glad I've shown it some love at last! The sentiment came with and I've matched it with these beautiful papers from Maya Road.

It seemed to suit  some distressing too - it gave a lovely aged feel to my card.

Our generous sponsor this week is Colour of Love digis and they are offering one lucky winner 3 digi  images of their choice from their online store.  

Some of the DT have worked with Colour of Love images for the challenge so check them out here then come and join in the challenge!

Thanks for popping by!


Friday, 22 April 2022

Butterfly Hugs for Marianne Designs

Today I'm sharing my card for Marianne Designs using lots of their gorgeous new products - I love this floral layer die and the stamp and die cut butterfly - oh and the floral stencil!  Details below of products used.  You can also see a walk through on the Marianne Inspiration Blog here and another colourway below!

Marianne Products Used

Butterfly XL – TC0894 - NEW!
Floral Die – CR1586 - NEW!
Flower Mask – PS8119 - NEW!
Banner Tags – COL1507 - NEW!
Group Hugs Sentiments CS1011
Gold Diamante crystals

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

PFM In or On The Sea

Good morning - hope you've all enjoyed the Easter break - we've loved having family visit over the last couple of weeks, with nieces, sisters, daughter's and future in-laws on our guest list!  And the sun shone so it's been wonderful.  Our daughter, Em and her lovely partner, Jack, leave today but back up in a few weeks so I don't feel so bad at saying goodbye!

Anyhoo, on to today's card and it's for Passion for Markers and our lovely Lorraine on team 1 has chosen a theme of  In or On the Sea - just right as the weather is warming up!

Our generous sponsor this week is All Dressed Up Stamps and they are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice from their online store.  Most of the DT have used images from All Dressed Up stamps on their creations this week.

I've used this gorgeous image called Little Fishes and teamed him up with these lovely papers from Graphic 45 - they seem to be my go to for sea- themed makes!  The frames are Go Create set Frilly Frames #10 and there are of course the must use Marianne Dies, list below.

Marianne Products Used

Ship's Wheel - LR0417
Captain's Hat - CR1554
Lighthouse/Toy Boat - COL1497

I do hope you will be inspired to come along and join in our challenge at PFM - hop on over here to the challenge blog to see the super makes of my teamies.  Oh and don't forget you have to use Markers and just let us know which type you've used.  

Hugs, Juliexx